Pre-registration required. Please email Maggi.Brown@mass.gov for reservations and meeting location. Space is limited.
Many people intuitively know that they feel better when they spend time in the outdoors. Recent research has verified that nature connection is profoundly beneficial to our health and well-being. Benefits include boosting immunity, reducing blood pressure and heart rate, and relieving depression and anxiety. Leave behind the multitasking and frenetic pace of day-to-day life, and ease into the slower and restorative pace of the natural world though a guided Mindful Outdoors experience of movement and meditation.
For this month’s trail maintenance event, we are partnering with NepRWA to clean up the brook at Ponkapoag! We will still meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot… and then we will carpool to the work site, don waders and clean up the brook habitat by removing golf balls. We may also have some options for trail maintenance that day. Questions? Email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! The group is designed for young adults who would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet other people, and sample some delicious beers! After a 2-3 hour hike along popular Blue Hills trails, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. This is a free event. Beer may be purchased at the brewery.
Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: firstname.lastname@example.org for RSVP. Meeting location and trail TBD. Heavy rain cancels.
Sign the electronic waiver here.
Meet at the DCR Quincy Quarries Historic Site parking lot on Ricciuti Drive in Quincy.
From Rt. 93, exit 8, follow signs toward Quarry Hills. Park at the lot on the right at the crest of the first hill.
Quincy is known as the Granite City for its rich quarry history. Join local experts and enthusiasts from the DCR, the Quincy Quarry Workers Museum and a registered geologist to learn about the amazing geology and industrial history of the Quarries. Sturdy footwear is recommended and the ability to walk on uneven ground. 2 hours